Innovation minister László Palkovics talked about the possible purchase of the exceptionally effective Bayraktar drones to a Turkish news agency. Palkovics said that the Hungarian Defence Forces decided to buy Turkish military products. The Bayraktar TB2 type unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) proved to be very useful in the war in Ukraine.
According to Index.hu, Palkovics cleared that the technology behind the UAVs of the Turkish Baykar company is cheaper and more effective than the others in that category. Palkovics went to Turkey to meet with his counterpart and discuss bilateral industrial and technological cooperation. He added that Hungary decided to buy Turkish military products for Hungary’s army.
Hungary is again at a crossroad, just as it had been in the time of Saint Stephen, its first Christian king, and this, too, is a situation in which the country has the right to defend itself, the defence minister said on Friday, marking the 20 August national holiday.
King Saint Stephen integrated Hungary into Europe economically and culturally while preserving the country’s independence and without swearing loyalty to other powers, Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky told a ceremony held by the defence ministry and the Hungarian Armed Forces.
20 August is a national holiday because of Saint Stephen, and this day is also a chance to greet the country’s “excellent troops”, the minister said.
Source: MTI, index.hu